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Riding into Argentina

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Time to move on again, and this time we have a place to be and people are waiting for us.  Friends from the road, Markus and Karin, have asked us to pick up some parts for their bikes and bring…
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Charming Chiloé

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A penguin tries really hard to get everyone’s attention, Parque Ahuenco, ChiloéUshuaia, Argentina [by Paula] Last week we blogged ‘live’ from our arrival in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego. But there’s still some catching up to do about the places…
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Living Fossils at Nahuelbuta National Park

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If you want to read a really positive blog about this national park, go to Heather and Scott’s blog . Our experience, while worthwhile, was accompanied by difficulties from start to finish.We love to spend time in national parks…
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Santiago, Chile

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We ride the hour and a half from Valparaiso to Santiago on a rainy Saturday morning and settle in for a week in this city of 8 million people.  We plan to meet up with some friends I met a…
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Return to Chile

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El Calafate, Argentina [by Paula] It was more than a year since we’d last been in Chile, and what a year it had been. The country is ridiculously long and skinny. But not only did the northern Atacama desert seem…
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Valparaiso, Chile

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We ride south along the coast of Chile and enjoy some camping along the way…the coast is beautiful.  the water turns darker blue along the way and the coast becomes rocky and waves crash and break against it with big…
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Araucaria Huggers

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We have spent a lot of time in the spectacular national parks of Chile. Our $20/person annual pass for the national parks was the best thing we EVER purchased in Chile. It’s paid for itself 5-fold and there are still…
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Street Art in Valparaiso (Part 2)

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Our final gallery of street art from Valparaíso in Chile. Some pieces are playful, some reminiscent of impressionist style, some of trompe-l’œil, and some are just plain fun motifs. The post Street Art in Valparaiso (Part 2) appeared first on…
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El Qui Valley of Chile

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After a couple of nights in La Serena, when we caught up on internet and laundry, we ride east along the Ruta de Estrellas (Route of the Stars) toward Vicuna.  This valley is peppered with observatories and we hope to…
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The desert coast of Chile

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Leaving Tal Tal (Taltal?) after a night we ride south, following the PanAm as it moves in and out of the desert and along the Pacific.  We ride the most compacted dirt road I’ve ever been on for 20-30 miles…
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Atacama Desert of Chile

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We head south of Antofagasta on the PanAm early enough in the morning that the wind hasn’t picked up yet. I’m learning quickly that the mornings are fairly calm and as the desert air warms with the sun the winds…
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San Pedro de Atacama to the Coast of Chile

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The last few miles of the ride down into San Pedro de Atacama passes through some lovely moonscape that reminds me of the Badlands back home in South Dakota. Fitting since that is where you turn onto the road that…
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Northern Chile

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We ride south out of Ollague not knowing what the road will be like.  We hope to make it to Calama and then turn east to go to San Pedro de Atacama, an oasis in the desert of northern Chile, …
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Riding into Chile

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We ride the last few miles of Bolivia, maybe 5 or so, on an actual highway.  It’s a dusty one and I’m coughing and sneezing as we pull up to the border. My buff has been getting extra workouts the…
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Last day riding in Bolivia

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At the western edge of the Salar de Uyuni we luck out with Pocket Earth finding helping us find a way onto a road without having to push through a lot of sand.  We ride up onto the pier just…
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Valparaiso & Pablo Neruda’s houses

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Yasha turns 60Valparaiso: a mix of houses clinging to the hillsTeaching English has basically been my life since I arrived in Santiago in February this year. I have had minimal time off, and have even taught a 3…
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Street Art in Valparaiso (Part 1)

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As promised [Street Art in Santiago de Chile (Part 3) ], our first gallery of street art from Valparaíso in Chile. We only spent one day in Valpo (as the locals call it), and it wasn’t the best day in…
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Teaching English to adults in Santiago de Chile

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Giving an English language lesson at Vitacura English in SantiagoFor the majority of my adult life, my answer to the question – ‘What do you do?’ – had been, ‘I am a Maths teacher’. Until we left Australia last…

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